How to Migrate From vBulletin to bbPress


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Searching for an affordable solution to convert your vBulletin to WordPress bbPress? Your search ends here. This presentation aims to show you an easy-to-follow instruction on how to perform vBulletin to bbPress migration fast and error-free. You will see that it is a fairly straightforward and fully automated process when using CMS2CMS service.

In case you wish to find more detailed information concerning the switch across the above-mentioned platforms - follow this link:

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How to Migrate From vBulletin to bbPress

  1. 1. How to Migrate Forum from vBulletin to WordPress bbPress by CMS2CMS Team June, 2013
  2. 2. How to Migrate from vBulletin to bbPress? Automated Migration Service
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Migration? 1. Back up your vBulletin website. 2. Install WordPress with bbPress. 3. Find FTP access details (for WordPress and vBulletin) Find more info in this article
  4. 4. Migration Setup Step 1. Create your account Visit Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or Google
  5. 5. Migration Setup Step 2. Set up your Source and Target sites 1. Select your Current and New CMS types 2. Type in the URLs of your vBulletin and WordPress websites
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites 1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC 2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip
  7. 7. o Connect to your vBulletin website via FTP o Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to vBulletin root directory. o Connect to your WordPress with bbPress website via FTP o Upload 'cms2cms' folder to WordPress root folder index.php file Find more info here or watch the video tutorial. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites Note. Root directory is the top folder with
  8. 8. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites Go back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connection to your Sites"
  9. 9. Migration Setup Step 4. Select Migration preferences 1. Check the box to activate forum modules migration. 2. Select extra options for your migration: Migrate Media - to have images moved (includes only images from website posts, forum images aren’t included). Make URLs SEO friendly - to have internal links formed according to the rewrite rules on WordPress website (doesn’t involve forum posts URLs). Clear Target website data - delete all content from WordPress website before the Migration. 3. Press ‘Confirm options’ button.
  10. 10. Migration Setup Step 4. Start Demo Migration You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to run the free Demo migration to see how the service works. Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right away.
  11. 11. Migration Setup Step 5. Start Full Migration Only one mouse click separates you from the new bbPress forum. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your vBulletin forum content will be moved to WordPress bbPress. You'll receive an email notification as soon as the transfer is complete. You'll be able to check the results and enjoy your new website!
  12. 12. Migrate your site now - it's never been easier! Go ahead and start the new life of your website!